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How Do Restoration Professionals in Burley Know They Fully Dry a House? 

4/12/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Call our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley team today at (208) 788-0183.

Our SERVPRO Professionals Have Sophisticated Tools and Equipment to Ensure Thorough Drying of Burley Homes

Water damages can occur from so many potential sources and have so many varying origin points that tracking the migration of damage throughout a property can feel impossible at times. Especially with the limited equipment and training that many homeowners have, addressing water losses to their fullest extent as you need can become an overwhelming situation. Many have trusted our experienced professionals to help because we have a fast and confident response that can make water emergencies “Like it never even happened.”

As much as water cleanup in Burley homes might feel like a specific term, it can indicate many of the processes that our SERVPRO team performs. Regardless of what phase of mitigation and restoration we might find ourselves, we can ensure customers that their home is getting thoroughly dried due to many of the direct practices that we implement to ensure that no moisture pockets exist once drying stages have ended.

    •    Moisture Detection Equipment
    •    Efficient Drying and Extraction Tools
    •    Controlled Demolition as Necessary
    •    Continual Monitoring of Progress

Just How Bad is the Damage to My Home?
Understanding the severity of the situation in your home is something that often requires special tools and skilled professionals to learn. It is a rare occurrence that surface water is the only threat that our technicians must address when we arrive at your damaged home, so establishing the migration of water and how to stop this spread is vital to protecting your property and its contents from unnecessary irreparable harm.

Because water losses are such a standard callout for our response team, we have production vehicles that stay stocked with our premier mitigation equipment, but also discovery and detection tools. With these advanced machines and technologies, we can get direct information about the presence of moisture pockets within exposed materials, and the concentrations of dampness and saturation that could indicate issues in structural cavities. We have multiple detection devices to help in this regard, including:

    •    Thermal Imagery
    •    Surface Moisture Meters
    •    Probing Moisture Detection Tools
    •    Hygrometers

How Do You Remove Water Absorbed into Construction Materials?
Removing trapped moisture is a considerable feat for our responding water restoration technicians, as saturation can change the composition of flooring, drywall, and other structural elements. Without addressing the present dampness, the facilitation of mold or deterioration of the material could require its removal.

Extraction Tools
Removing any surface water and pooling is one of the first paths that our SERVPRO technicians have to reduce saturation and absorption of materials in the immediate area. We have multiple potential options to help, including our electric submersible pumps, truck-mount pumps, and industrial-grade wet vacuums.

Efficient Drying Equipment
Drying is critical to protect damaged structural elements and the environment as well. With the deployment of multiple air movers and dehumidifiers, we can manage humidity and airflow, allowing us to evaporate moisture pockets and protect materials and contents more efficiently.

Specialty Drying Units
Surfaces like hardwood flooring and tile can benefit from specialty drying equipment like our floor mat system. This approach draws continual trapped water to the desired moisture content level. Tenting these floor drying mats can maximize their efficiency and allow for more consistent monitoring of progress.

Is Controlled Demolition Always Necessary?
As a reputable restoration team, it is always our intention to reduce the need for tear-out and reconstruction whenever necessary. Because we have in-house contractors experienced in areas like controlled demolition and full-scale reconstruction, we have more versatility in the services we can offer and the effectiveness of our team as a whole.

Careful consideration gets made with almost all of the exposed, affected surfaces to determine their salvageability and what must occur to protect the property as a whole. If it costs more to dry and recover a water-damaged structural element than the material is worth, it is more efficient to discard and replace this material. These decisions often get made during the initial job scoping, but might also get made at later points if drying efforts are more involved or costlier than initially anticipated.

How Can You Be Sure the House is Restored?
Peace of mind that your home is getting sufficiently dried after a water loss incident is not complicated for our SERVPRO professionals to provide. Continued monitoring throughout the drying process and mitigation phases can showcase areas where moisture pockets might still exist, or water has migrated to since the work began. Documenting these ongoing results in exclusive software like DryBook keeps all of our water restorers on the same page about what processes need to be done and the efficiency of specific practices. We do not walk away from any job without assuring ourselves and our customers that the work is done.

Water loss incidents can be a destructive force in your home without a fast response from professionals that can dry and protect exposed materials and contents. Call our SERVPRO of Wood River Valley team today at (208) 788-0183.

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